Type 2, obese, c25k

By namasaty Latest Reply 2013-05-03 19:52:53 -0500
Started 2013-04-30 10:10:56 -0500

I very recently decided that I wanted to do the couch to 5K program. I've always wanted to run and I've set this as my goal. My blood sugars are bad. About 170-250 range. Lower side of I exercise, and I've started to incorporate it more. I won't say I diet, but I do make better choices. Is there anyone out here who is in or have been in a similar situation?

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Katie Beth
Katie Beth 2013-05-01 03:08:38 -0500 Report

I did Couch to 5k last year and it is a great app. I've always been athletic but hated running. The Couch to 5k program made the running doable. The key is to stick with it and not take too many days off in a row or you will feel like you are starting over. Good luck! :)

namasaty 2013-05-01 07:19:37 -0500 Report

My husband is helping me and actually enjoys it as we'll:) today is w1d3 and I'm looking forward to it! Can't believe it, but not gonna question it!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-30 17:25:19 -0500 Report

I went through a phase of being a couch potato that lasted several years thanks to having a computer in the home. I decided once I was diagnosed that this had to stop. I now walk everyday. I have no intention of running at all. My blood sugars are great because I pay close attention to what I am eating. I don't use the word diet because the minute I say I am going on a diet I know that I am going to fail.

I started out setting small goals. These are the kind you can accomplish in a day or week. This is how I started walking. I focused on getting my numbers under control, eating healthier and losing weight to the point I no longer focus on being diabetic. My focus is on accomplishing things I want to do. You can do anything you set out to do as long as you have the desire to accomplish the goals you set. Good luck to you

Nick1962 2013-04-30 13:10:27 -0500 Report

While running is out for me for a few medical reasons, I did have other goals and reached them. There are a lot of ways you can get there, and exercise is important to the goal especially running, but at first it might be more to your benefit to really look at your food to get to a weight where exercise feels more comfortable. On the other hand, the extra weight works to your benefit too because it's like working out with weights. I'm down 116 pounds now, so when i started walking it was about the equivelant of a normal person walking 2-3 miles daily with 3-4 30 pound bags of topsaoil strapped to their body. I couldn't even imagine doing that now, in fact i don't think I could even though I had been doing it 30 years or so.

If you can, set some mini goals you feel comfortable with. I told myself I had to earn what I ate. It can be done, but the biggest challenge is getting your head (and heart) into it. Once you've committed, and start seeing the results, it gets pretty easy.

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